The ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS (RICS) is a professional body that accredits professionals within the land , property and construction sectors worldwide.
Members holding RICS qualifications may use the following designations after their name: MRICS (Member), FRICS (Fellow), AssocRICS (Associate). Those with the designation MRICS or FRICS are also known as chartered surveyors.
* 1 History * 2 International presence * 3 Membership * 4 Professional groups * 5 Specialist accreditations * 6 Past Presidents * 7 RICS Matrics * 8 BCIS * 9 Charitable works * 10 See also * 11 Notes * 12 References * 13 External links
The RICS was founded in
The Surveyors' Institution became the CHARTERED SURVEYORS\'
INSTITUTION in 1930. In 1946,
The RICS headquarters is in
In 2015, there were RICS-qualified professionals in more than 140 countries. The total number of those accredited worldwide was 120,000, plus student membership of 81,000. The majority of accredited individuals or members are still based in the United Kingdom with large numbers also in mainland Europe, Australia and Hong Kong. There is now a strong growth globally, and particularly in China, India and the Americas.
The RICS has close links with many national surveying institutions and is a founding member association of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). Within the RICS the primary areas of practice represented at FIG are geomatics (land and hydrographic survey), environment, planning, construction and valuation.
The RICS works in close collaboration with other professional bodies,
central banks and international organisations such as The United
Entry to membership of the RICS is via four main routes: academic; graduate; technical; and senior professional. The RICS has links with universities worldwide, with whom they have accredited approved courses wh